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Livestock Supervisor

Details

Reports to:
Operations Manager
Basis:
2 year fixed term contract
Location:
Amatheon Agri Farm, near Mumbwa
Salary:
Competitive Salary and benefits package; opportunities for career enhancement with the Group
Starting Date:
As soon as possible

Company Background

Amatheon Agri Zambia Limited is part of Amatheon Agri Holding N., a German agribusiness and farming company, developing and operating sustainable projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The Group’s headquarters is in Berlin with management structures throughout Europe and business operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon is committed to act in a manner that is socially responsible and reflects Sound environmental management practices.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the position will be responsible to plan and carry out day to day operational aspects of the stock and analysis to ensure management, with productivity and profitability of the property, without compromising farm conditions, stock welfare or human resource.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maximize stock health and performance in balance with ensuring optimal pasture management on a daily, weekly and annual Basis.
  • Ensure target weights are achieved in timely manner and that stock are presented in an optimal state to their given market.
  • Ensure special attention is given to seasonal stocking ratios to ensure a focus on key classes of stock.
  • Ensure feed lot maintenance and fencing and maintenance of water systems in the paddocks and feed lot.
  • Ensure timely organization and implementation of the main stock priorities, including but not limited to shearing, docking, dagging, weaning, scanning, trucking and TB testing in conjuction with farm policies.
  • Contribute to the settling of farm policies, including programme, projected livestock increases versus livestock performance and understanding the annual budget requirements conjunction with management.
  • Ensure record keeping including stock performance and live weights, animal diagnosis, stocking tallies (monthly stock reconciliation) , pest monitoring, hours kept by junior and casual staff.
  • Ensure attendance at any off-farm filed days, discussion groups or further education as required for either personal or professional development as agreed on by Management.

Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in animal science or any related filed
  • Computer Literacy (Sage, MS Office packages i.e. Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • 5 years practical experience
  • Communicates and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong working ethic
  • Team player
  • High level of personal integrity

Application Instructions

If you feel that you qualify for the above position, please send your application letter and CV/Resume only by e-mail to: career.aaz[at]amatheon-agri.com. Please include your salary history and expectations. 

We appreciate all your interest, but will only be able to response to shortlisted applicants with further instructions. Closing date for receiving CVs is 30th November, 2018 but early applications will take priority.

Workshop Foreman

Details

Reports to:
Workshop Manager
Basis:
2 year contract
Location:
Amatheon Agri Farm, near Mumbwa
Salary:
Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunities for career enhancement with the Group
Starting Date:
01/01/2019

Company Background

Amatheon Agri Zambia Limited is part of Amatheon Agri Holding N., a German agribusiness and farming company, developing and operating sustainable projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The Group’s headquarters is in Berlin with management structures throughout Europe and business operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon is committed to act in a manner that is socially responsible and reflects sound environmental management practices.

Job Summary

To correctly manage the Workshop to ensure maximum availability of vehicles and mechanical equipment at minimum cost.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assisting with organising, co-ordinating and controlling the activities of the Workshop according to the Company´s daily and seasonal operational requirement as greed with Workshop & Technical Manager
  • Assisting to organise, co-ordinate and control effective deployment of the Workshop Staff to reduce downtime of machinery
  • Implement and maintain a Workshop Staff Duty Register for Saturdays/weekends and planting /harvesting seasons
  • Maintain accurate labour timesheets
  • Conduct weekly/monthly services with Workshop Staff
  • Initiate all job cards and instructions of the W&T manager on a daily basis
  • Supervise and instruct on the correct usage, care and efficiency of all tools, welding equipment, compressors, etc. in the Workshop
  • Ensure that the Workshop is maintained in a clean, orderly and safe manner, SHEQ standards are adhered to
  • Supervise the maintenance of all tractors, vehicles and implements to a standard that is of a high calibre, roadworthy condition and ready for use at any given time
  • Implement and conduct mechanical maintenance programme for all vehicles and mechanical equipment according to manufacturer’s manual
  • Minimise the turnaround of all implements, machinery and tractors at the lowest possible cost
  • Ensure that vehicles and mechanical equipment is correctly serviced/repaired/overhauled prior to despatch to farms
  • Assist with the maintenance of vehicle history records, to be kept hard and soft in a reporting scheme
  • Forecast and plan with the W & T all major overhauls to be carried out as and when necessary with external service providers
  • Supervise the sub-contracting of specific work beyond the capabilities of the workshop, cost efficient and relative to time and equipment as agreed to by the W & T Manager
  • Supervision of the refurbishment of all vehicles, trucks, tractors, machines, trailers, and implements including spray painting according to agreed budget and plan
  • Notify Stores Department timorously on requirements of spare parts and materials required to achieve job purpose
  • Under the guidance of the W & T Manager allocate and check stores requisitions and prices of fuel, oil, spares, tyres, tubes and cleaning materials
  • Advise Stores Department on stock levels for spare parts, cleaning materials
  • Assist the W & T Manager and implement standards and targets set for all Workshop activities, in the Workshop and in field
  • Advise W & T Manager of the abuse of Company vehicles
  • Ensure that Workshop Staff & Drivers adhere to Standard Safety Procedures, Standard Operation Procedures and the Company Code of Conduct
  • Assist with the supervision and control of the wood Shaving business and provide maintenance of irrigation equipment

Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in Agricultural Engineering or equivalent
  • Computer Literacy (Sage, MS Office packages i.e. Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • 5 years agricultural equipment experience
  • Experience in hydraulics and pneumatics
  • Mechanical experience in heavy machinery will be an added advantage
  • Thorough understanding of farming operations

Application Instructions

 If you feel that you qualify for the above position, please send your application letter and CV/Resume only by e-mail to: career.aaz[at]amatheon-agri.com. Please include your salary history and expectations.

We appreciate all your interest, but will only be able to response to shortlisted applicants with further instructions. Closing date for receiving CVs is 28th November, 2018 but early applications will take priority.

 

Stores Controller

Details

Reports to:
Head of finance
Basis:
2 year contract
Location:
Amatheon Agri Farm, near Mumbwa
Salary:
Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunities for career enhancement with the Group
Starting Date:
01/01/2019

Company Background

Amatheon Agri Zambia Limited is part of Amatheon Agri Holding N., a German agribusiness and farming company, developing and operating sustainable projects in sub-Saharan Africa. The Group’s headquarters is in Berlin with management structures throughout Europe and business operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon is committed to act in a manner that is socially responsible and reflects sound environmental management practices.

Job Summary

To work with the Head of Finance in ensuring that there is correct availability of materials at the right time and in right quantities – the candidate will be responsible for the overall stock management and disposal of fixed assetst.

Key Accountabilities

  • Accurate stock planning i.e. constantly balancing demand/ sales forecast actuals with inventory forecasts actuals
  • Monitoring of stock movements on daily, weekly, monthly, yearly etc basis with a view of establishing current trends and relating them to stock availability
  • Make stock available to the Cropping and Workshop functions on all the Stock Keeping Units (SKUs) they need for their Cropping activities whenever they are required to ensure the organisation is efficiently run at all times
  • Expedite clearing of spare parts as they arrive at the borders
  • Effectively liaise with all the Suppliers to ensure smooth supply of cropping requirements
  • Ensure optimum stock levels at the warehouse to ensure no over / under stocking
  • Ensure stocks in stores are adequately secured at all times to avoid preventable losses due thefts and damage
  • Ensure purchase orders, receipts and issues are accurately captured and accounted for and documented
  • Monitor inventory movements by maintaining accurate information on their levels and values at all times
  • Strict adherence to FIFO policy for inventory movements to ensure no loss due to stock becoming obsolete
  • Maintain an orderly and clear layout in all stores
  • Conduct periodic stock takes to ensure inventory validate both physically and on Sage
  • Prepare and dispose of redundant assets in line with company policy
  • Administration of all receipts in organisation both physically and on Sage
  • Prepare Stock age analysis every month end and send to Head of Finance

Qualifications

  • Degree/Diploma in Purchasing & Supply
  • Computer Literacy (Sage, MS Office packages i.e. Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • 3 years experience in a finance or logistics environment
  • Stock Management
  • Communicates and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Analytical and Quantitative skills
  • Information Management
  • Strong work ethic
  • Team player
  • High level of personal integrity
  • Ability to escalate issues if necessary

 

Application Instructions

If you feel that you qualify for the above position, please send your application letter and CV/Resume only by e-mail to: career.aaz[at]amatheon-agri.com. Please include your salary history and expectations.

We appreciate all your interest, but will only be able to response to shortlisted applicants with further instructions. Closing date for receiving CVs is 28th November, 2018 but early applications will take priority.

Management Accountant

Details

Reports to:
Head of Finance
Basis:
2 year contract
Location:
Amatheon Agri Farm, near Mumbwa
Salary:
Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunities for career enhancement for motivated
Starting Date:
01/01/2019

Company Background

Amatheon Agri Zambia Limited is part of Amatheon Agri Holding N.V., a German agribusiness and farming company, developing and operating sustainable projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The group’s headquarters is in Berlin with management structures throughout Europe and business operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Amatheon is committed to act in a manner that is socially responsible and reflects sound environmental management practices.

Job Summary

The Management Accountant’s principal role is to provide management with timely and accurate information to aid profitable decision making. The Management Accountant supports and drives value creation across the Supply Chain.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelors Degree in Accountancy from a reputable University
  • Professional accountancy qualification (CA, CIMA, ACCA) is mandatory
  • Minimum 7 years previous finance managerial experience
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of financial management and systems
  • Possess excellent influencing and communications skills
  • An ability to work effectively with all levels of staff within the company and externally
  • Strong people development skills
  • A commercial approach to all activities

Application Instructions

If you feel that you qualify for the above position, please send your application letter and CV/Resume only by email to: career.aaz[at]amatheon-agri.com.  Please include your salary history and expectation. Do not include your testimonials at this time.

We appreciate all your interest, but will only be able to respond to shortlisted applicants with further instructions. Closing date for receiving CVs is 28th November, 2018 but early applications will take priority.

 

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